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Corporate & Finance — British Virgin Islands


Appleby - Corporate & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Jeffrey Kirk
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted practice with expertise spanning the full gamut of corporate and finance matters. Has particular expertise representing clients from the energy and natural resources sectors, and is regularly mandated on financings relating to projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa. The team is also particularly strong in the field of asset finance.

Strengths The team is said to be "very knowledgeable on British Virgin Islands law."

Work highlights Advised Unilever on its purchase of Quala's portfolio of personal and home care brands.

Significant clients Repsol, Aetna International, Pacific Drilling, Citibank.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Kirk is praised by interviewees as a "brilliant lawyer" who is "articulate and picks things up easily." Having formerly practised in the firm's Hong Kong office, he is particularly noted for his expertise working with Asia-based clients, and is hailed by sources for his "service-oriented advice."

The "commercially minded" Andrew Jowett is noted by one source as having a "very pragmatic, business-driven and solution-oriented approach." His practice has a strong focus on representing clients in the mining and energy sectors.

About the Team (content provided by Appleby)

Our BVI team remains one of the go-to firms when it comes to high profile international multi-jurisdictional matters. 
We are recognized both globally and locally as a leading firm in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors and receive a consistent flow of instructions relating to energy and mining projects across Asia, Latin America and Africa.
We are regularly instructed by major financial institutions such as Citibank, HSBC, Barclays, Bank of America, Credit Suisse and ING to advise on secured syndicated facilities, project finance and asset-backed finance, including shipping and aircraft financing. Uniquely, we have lawyers on the ground with specialised insurance expertise and we are regularly called upon to advise risk managers at multinational insurance firms.
We also advise our clients with regard to regulatory matters including compliance. Alerts to clients on the introduction of new regulations and changes to the law which affect their business are delivered regularly by our team.

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Conyers Dill & Pearman - Corporate & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Robert Briant
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading practice with demonstrable strengths in British Virgin Islands (BVI) transactional work. Regularly instructed on the offshore aspects of high-value M&A and significant corporate restructuring mandates. Possesses considerable experience representing major investment banks, as well as corporates in the oil and gas, hospitality and aviation sectors.

Strengths One interviewee commented: "They can always be counted on to work at the speed of the deal and provide excellent and prompt analysis."

Sources say the team is composed of "excellent practitioners" who are "technically very good" and possess "a City attitude towards executing deals."

Work highlights The corporate team assisted Premier Oil with its USD6 billion debt refinancing.

Acted for Iluka Resources regarding its takeover of Sierra Rutile, valued at GBP215 million.

Significant clients PK Airfinance, Facey Group, Aquaventure Holdings, North West Company, Mishmeret Trust Services.

Notable practitioners

Robert Briant is highly accomplished in the BVI corporate sphere, drawing upon years of experience in his advice to a client base that includes well-known investment banks and a variety of high-profile corporates. His broad practice encompasses a wide range of corporate matters, including joint ventures, acquisitions and refinancings. He is regarded as a "top-flight lawyer" who "combines technical knowledge with business acumen." Another source noted: "He is very strong analytically."

One interviewee said of Anton Goldstein: "He's one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with in any jurisdiction." The same source went on to explain that "he is smart, hard-working, knows and understands the law and is very attuned to the needs and expectations of his clients." Commentators agree that "he is a gifted technical lawyer."

Audrey Robertson has a wide-ranging corporate and commercial practice, with particular expertise in asset finance. "She is very practical, very responsive and has strong technical knowledge," commented an interviewee.

London-based Sheba Raza has expertise in both Bermudian and BVI law. She receives praise for her finance and funds knowledge. A source said: "Sheba was extremely responsive and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to work with her."

About the Team (content provided by Conyers Dill & Pearman)

Conyers is the “go-to firm” for large and complex transactions in the BVI. We are differentiated from other offshore law firms in the region given both the depth of our experience on these transactions and the fact that our lawyers take a central role in high-profile transactions and provide a substantive level of structuring advice that is both strategic and highly valued by our clients. In particular, we have significant experience advising on M&A, finance, banking and aviation matters. Furthermore, market development activities in the United States, London and Switzerland have led to growth in each of these areas, particularly in our M&A practice.

Key highlights of our BVI corporate and finance practice, across industry and sector, are:

  • Advising DSV, the Danish listed transport and logistics group, on the take-private of UTi Worldwide, the Nasdaq-listed logistics group. The US$1.35 billion acquisition is believed to be the second ever largest takeover of a publicly listed BVI company and results in DSV becoming the fourth-largest global freight forwarder.

  • Advising Gold Fields, the NYSE listed metals producer, on a US$1 billion tender for its outstanding notes. 
  • Advising Mercuria Energy Group, one of the world’s largest independent energy and commodities trading companies (with annual revenues of US$106 billion) on the acquisition of a 12% stake by ChemChina.

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Forbes Hare - Corporate & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted practice assisting a variety of well-known international clients with M&A transactions and corporate governance matters. Also advises on finance issues and BVI investment funds, often working closely with the firm's London office. The team remains a trusted adviser to well-known clients in the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors.

Work highlights Represented Investra in its negotiations with Coutts for a loan facility intended to finance its acquisition of commercial property from Travis Perkins.

Significant clients Jordans, Clairmont Trust Company, China New Town Development, National and Commercial Bank of Anguilla.

Notable practitioners

Head of corporate José Santos is experienced in a variety of matters, including joint ventures, fund formation and IPOs. One source noted: "He is technically knowledgeable and knows BVI law inside out." Santos also heads the firm's Latin America group.

About the Team (content provided by Forbes Hare)

Department profile not yet provided by Forbes Hare. Please see their firm profile.

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Harney Westwood & Riegels - Corporate & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Large and respected practice handling the full range of corporate mandates. Possesses broad sectoral knowledge, acting for clients in fields as diverse as oil and gas and e-commerce. Other major clients include private equity houses, accountancy firms and global financial institutions. The BVI office is also home to the firm's Anguilla practice, with a number of its lawyers called to the Bar in both jurisdictions.

Strengths "The attorneys at Harneys are extremely knowledgeable and personable," enthused a market commentator, who went on to praise the team's client service ethic, stating: "They value relationships."

A source described the team as "efficient, approachable and good communicators."

Work highlights Advised Emerson Electric on its approximately USD3 billion acquisition of Pentair's valves and controls division.

Acted for a syndicate of lenders on a USD3.9 billion facility provided to the Essar Group in connection with its acquisition by Rosneft, Trafigura and United Capital Partners.

Significant clients TMF Group, ACWA Power, R&F Guangzhou, Quilvest Private Equity.

Notable practitioners

"Very gifted intellectually," Colin Riegels is a well-respected figure in the market. "He is excellent on the law," enthused a source, continuing: "He is a fabulous repository of BVI knowledge. He is a credit to the jurisdiction." Riegels is the firm's global head of banking and finance and also its BVI managing partner. He handles a wide variety of corporate and finance transactions relating to both the BVI and Anguilla.

Philip Graham heads the BVI investment funds and regulatory team. He has extensive fund formation experience and is regarded by peers in the market as "a very good funds lawyer." Commentators go on to praise his "practical, clear advice" and attest to his "good reptuation" in the market.

Greg Boyd is a highly experienced practitioner with noted expertise in transactions involving natural resources companies, as well as matters originating in the BRICS economies. "He deals with issues in a timely manner," noted one market commentator, who also added that Boyd is "very business-oriented."

Jacqueline Daley-Aspinall is an experienced practitioner and a key figure in the firm's Anguilla practice. One client enthused: "She knows the law inside and out. She is approachable and very commercial."

Russell Willings possesses considerable expertise in finance matters. Sources highlight that "he understands a transaction and focuses on the solution." Alongside his BVI practice, he has extensive experience advising on Anguilla matters. He recently relocated to London after a number of years based in the BVI.

About the Team (content provided by Harney Westwood & Riegels)

Corporate & Commercial


Harneys’ experienced team of corporate and commercial lawyers combine unmatched technical skill with a practical, commercial approach. As a result, we are regularly instructed by the world’s leading law firms on behalf of household names in industry and commerce. 


Harneys helped write the BVI corporate law statute 30 years ago and we have been the authority on BVI corporate law ever since. Our team of corporate lawyers combines unmatched technical skill with a practical, commercial approach appreciated by clients. We excel at complex cross border transactions involving BVI vehicles, and our outstanding experience list includes complex mega-deals, high value private equity transactions, landmark IPOs and the full spectrum of M&A and JV deals.


Banking & Finance


Harneys finance lawyers together have over four decades on the ground in the BVI, a level of experience that none of our competitors can approach.


We recruit, nurture and retain the best lawyers in the offshore finance markets, with experience in major onshore law firms and financial institutions. We act for 18 of the world’s top 20 banks and have decades of experience advising on BVI legal issues relating to all types of debt finance including loan finance, debt issuance, lease financing, shariah compliant finance, derivatives, insolvency, distressed debt and enforcement of security.

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Maples and Calder - Corporate & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Richard May
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly respected practice noted for its depth of transactional experience. Advises on a broad range of issues, including M&A, securities listings and fund formation. Represents numerous clients active in the mining, energy and oil and gas industries. Also well versed in regulatory matters.

Strengths "Maples is an extremely strong global firm: they are sophisticated lawyers and have excellent clients," stated a source.

One interviewee said the team's main strengths were "responsiveness and great levels of client service."

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Richard May has extensive experience in BVI transactions, and draws high praise from market commentators, who note that he is both "technically strong" and "commercially minded." He leads on a wide variety of matters, including joint venture agreements and high-value financings. Sources also highlight his "very smooth, eloquent and charming" manner.

Matthew Gilbert leads the BVI team in London. He has a broad corporate and finance practice which covers M&A, asset financing, stock exchange listings and regulatory work. Sources say he is a "very smart and very technical" practitioner.

About the Team (content provided by Maples and Calder)

With more than 100 partners and associates worldwide, you can choose to work with any of our corporate lawyers practising Cayman Islands, Irish and British Virgin Islands law from a convenient location across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia and be confident that Maples and Calder has the knowledge and experience needed for even the most complex financial transactions, with the resources to meet the toughest deadlines.

Our British Virgin Islands qualified finance lawyers handle a variety of complex matters relating to asset and project finance, general banking and shipping registration from offices in the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong and London. We have consistently retained a solid standing in the marketplace amongst our peers and maintain a 'recommended firm' rating in the leading legal directory rankings.

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Mourant Ozannes - Corporate & Finance Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Rachael McDonald
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Compact practice which advises on a variety of transactions, including asset financing, M&A and joint ventures. Also assists with fund structuring, private equity buyouts and leveraged finance.

Work highlights Represented Three UK in its acquisition of Transvision Investments, valued at GBP300 million.

Significant clients Credit Suisse, MegaFon, Jamestown, Hill International, Intertrust.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner of the BVI office, Rachael McDonald comes highly recommended by sources, who describe her as "a very good lawyer: technically sharp and good at co-ordinating deals." Peers state she is a "very organised" practitioner.

About the Team (content provided by Mourant Ozannes)

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Ogier - Corporate & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ray Wearmouth (finance) and Michael Killourhy (corporate)
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Seasoned team with substantial experience assisting with multi-stranded transactions. Regularly provides guidance on high-profile M&A and IPOs, and is well versed in corporate restructuring and refinancing issues. Represents a number of Chinese and Russian clients.

Work highlights Advised HSBC on the refinancing of the Nord Anglia Group's existing credit facilities, potentially valued at USD2.5 billion.

Acted for China Lending Corporation (formerly DT Asia Investments) regarding its USD250 million acquisition of Adrie Global Holdings.

Significant clients ERG, Colliers International Group, Pacific Special Acquisition Group, Athenex.

Notable practitioners

Ray Wearmouth has a very strong reputation in the market. Commentators regard him as "the person to go to for tricky matters" and "one of the top corporate lawyers" in the jurisdiction. His diverse practice covers a number of areas, including major refinancing matters. A peer said: "I have nothing but respect for him."

Michael Killourhy is described as a "very smart man" and is said to be "very experienced and quick to understand the issue at hand." He has a range of experience advising on securities issuances, M&A and corporate restructuring.

About the Team (content provided by Ogier)

Ogier's Corporate and Finance team is led by partners Ray Wearmouth and Michael Killourhy. The team advises on a broad range of industry sectors, commercial opportunities and investment-related transactions. We have been involved on some of the largest and most complicated deals taking place in BVI in recent years.

Our team boasts the leading BVI equity capital markets practice in terms of both capital raised and deals completed, including three completed NASDAQ listings since 2015 (with two more companies having made preliminary public filings for proposed listings in 2017, a successful reverse takeover by a NASDAQ listed company in 2016 and two current live takeovers by NASDAQ listed companies (whose IPOs we also advised on).

We have also advised on one of the most significant BVI acquisitions for the Chinese finance industry– which resulted in the first publicly listed finance business in Western China.  

Our team has acted on a series of high value re-organisations and reconstructions in the last 12 months in addition to the restructurings of two of the BVI’s largest and highest profile financings and some of the highest value and more complex real estate related transactions of the last 12 months involving BVI companies.

Latest deals: http://www.ogier.com/news-and-publications?query=&location=British+Virgin+Islands&service=Corporate+and+Commercial&category=Deals


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O'Neal Webster - Corporate & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Vanessa King and Kerry Anderson
- 4 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded corporate department frequently called upon to represent and advise the BVI government and its administrative bodies. Regarded as a leading name for domestic corporate and finance transactions. Other clients include high net worth individuals, resort companies and public utilities.

Work highlights Instructed by the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation to negotiate the design-and-build contract for the upgrade of the Pockwood Pond power plant.

Notable practitioners

Kerry Anderson is held in high regard for domestic work and was managing partner of the firm until early 2018. He advises on a range of matters, including investment funds, M&A and financial services regulatory issues. "He understands what the client wants," commented a source.

Vanessa King is a well-respected lawyer with expertise in trusts and intellectual property, in addition to corporate and finance. She is described as "very bright, personable and knowledgeable." Sources also remark on her extensive experience in domestic BVI transactions. She became the firm's managing partner in early 2018.

About the Team (content provided by O'Neal Webster)

The British Virgin Islands is among the most attractive jurisdictions in the world, enjoying modern and favorable laws and a strong regulatory framework. The BVI is white listed by all three international reporting standards organizations.

With deep roots in the BVI, the firm’s attorneys easily navigate local governing bodies, courts, administrative offices, and enforcement regimes, ensuring clients receive prompt and effective representation. Possessing excellent knowledge of the jurisdiction and the business of the territory, they advise clients on new products and legislation, and work closely with Government in the development of the offshore finance and trust industries and BVI legislation.

Corporate attorneys adeptly handle general and complex bank representations, stock exchange listings, private equity transactions, joint ventures, redomiciliations, corporate arrangements, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and restructuring.

The Investment Funds and Regulatory Practice handles general investment fund applications and complex applications for licensing under the BVI Securities and Investment Business Act, the Bank and Trust Companies Act, and Financing and Money Services Act.

Recent successes include obtaining BVI licenses for the only group of foreign funds to offer services in the BVI; helping one of only three money service providers in the BVI to obtain a license; and enabling licensing for the provision of Forex business, which is a tightly regulated activity.

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Walkers - Corporate & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded team with a strong practice. Advises on all aspects of M&A, banking and finance, investment funds and regulatory matters. Frequently instructed by global financial institutions and an array of well-known companies based in Europe, Asia and North America. Its on-the-ground BVI expertise is ably supported by lawyers based in its London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore offices.

Strengths "If I had another BVI issue, I would not hesitate to go back to them," enthused an interviewee.

Work highlights Acted for Fortress on a litigation financing matter with a potential value of approximately USD700 million.

Significant clients China Minsheng Banking, Merrill Lynch, ICBC, J.P. Morgan, Citi.

Notable practitioners

Senior counsel Nick Egan has experience in an array of corporate and finance transactions and is a respected figure in the market. Sources describe him as "a very good and solid lawyer" who is a "pleasure to deal with."

Patrick Ormond joined the team from Carey Olsen at the end of 2017. He is a well-respected lawyer with experience handling a broad range of corporate transactions. He continues to make a big impression on sources, one of whom said: "He is very responsive to my queries and I have the utmost confidence in his advice." Another noted: "He is a commercially minded man."

London head of corporate and finance Jack Boldarin specialises in BVI law. He works on M&A, divestitures and finance, including restructurings. Sources say: "He is incredibly hard-working, bright and very client-focused."

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About the Team (content provided by Walkers)

Walkers' finance & corporate reputation and wealth of experience has built a portfolio of clients from Asia, Europe and North America. We provide commercially focused advice on the most complex cross-border transactions on all areas of corporate law as well as schemes of arrangement and joint ventures. We advise on all aspects of general banking and finance. We provide advice on BVI law aspects of secured and unsecured financings, subordinated and syndicated lending, security issues, leverage and acquisition finance, project and cross-border real estate finance, derivatives and structured products.

Walkers now has the market-leading regulatory practice in the BVI. Our regulatory group advises banks, corporates and other regulated financial institutions and entities on regulatory compliance, including advising and assisting with respect to applications for company management licences, securities and investment business licences, trustee and fund administration licences (as well as subsequent amendments or cancellations of existing licences) and the regulatory implications of change of control events for regulated entities. We also regularly advise on the interpretation and application of regulatory statutes, rules, policies and procedures, as well as the implications of global regulatory initiatives on the BVI as a jurisdiction and on local service providers. This includes, among other things, the impact of FATCA and CRS on BVI entities and their domestic service providers.

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Band 1

Robert J D Briant

Conyers Dill & Pearman

From the Chambers Global guide

Robert Briant is highly accomplished in the BVI corporate sphere, drawing upon years of experience in his advice to a client base that includes well-known investment banks and a variety of high-profile corporates. His broad practice encompasses a wide range of corporate matters, including joint ventures, acquisitions and refinancings. He is regarded as a "top-flight lawyer" who "combines technical knowledge with business acumen." Another source noted: "He is very strong analytically."

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Band 1

Maples and Calder

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Richard May has extensive experience in BVI transactions, and draws high praise from market commentators, who note that he is both "technically strong" and "commercially minded." He leads on a wide variety of matters, including joint venture agreements and high-value financings. Sources also highlight his "very smooth, eloquent and charming" manner.

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Band 1

Ogier

From the Chambers Global guide

Ray Wearmouth has a very strong reputation in the market. Commentators regard him as "the person to go to for tricky matters" and "one of the top corporate lawyers" in the jurisdiction. His diverse practice covers a number of areas, including major refinancing matters. A peer said: "I have nothing but respect for him."  

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Band 2

Conyers Dill & Pearman

From the Chambers Global guide

One interviewee said of Anton Goldstein"He's one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with in any jurisdiction." The same source went on to explain that "he is smart, hard-working, knows and understands the law and is very attuned to the needs and expectations of his clients." Commentators agree that "he is a gifted technical lawyer."

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Band 2

Harney Westwood & Riegels

From the Chambers Global guide

Philip Graham heads the BVI investment funds and regulatory team. He has extensive fund formation experience and is regarded by peers in the market as "a very good funds lawyer." Commentators go on to praise his "practical, clear advice" and attest to his "good reptuation" in the market.

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Band 2

Appleby

From the Chambers Global guide

Jeffrey Kirk is praised by interviewees as a "brilliant lawyer" who is "articulate and picks things up easily." Having formerly practised in the firm's Hong Kong office, he is particularly noted for his expertise working with Asia-based clients, and is hailed by sources for his "service-oriented advice."

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Band 2

Harney Westwood & Riegels

From the Chambers Global guide

"Very gifted intellectually," Colin Riegels is a well-respected figure in the market. "He is excellent on the law," enthused a source, continuing: "He is a fabulous repository of BVI knowledge. He is a credit to the jurisdiction." Riegels is the firm's global head of banking and finance and also its BVI managing partner. He handles a wide variety of corporate and finance transactions relating to both the BVI and Anguilla.

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Band 3

Harney Westwood & Riegels

From the Chambers Global guide

Greg Boyd is a highly experienced practitioner with noted expertise in transactions involving natural resources companies, as well as matters originating in the BRICS economies. "He deals with issues in a timely manner," noted one market commentator, who also added that Boyd is "very business-oriented."

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Band 3

Michael Killourhy

Ogier

From the Chambers Global guide

Michael Killourhy is described as a "very smart man" and is said to be "very experienced and quick to understand the issue at hand." He has a range of experience advising on securities issuances, M&A and corporate restructuring.

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Band 3

Mourant Ozannes

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner of the BVI office, Rachael McDonald comes highly recommended by sources, who describe her as "a very good lawyer: technically sharp and good at co-ordinating deals." Peers state she is a "very organised" practitioner.

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Band 4

O'Neal Webster

From the Chambers Global guide

Kerry Anderson is held in high regard for domestic work and was managing partner of the firm until early 2018. He advises on a range of matters, including investment funds, M&A and financial services regulatory issues. "He understands what the client wants," commented a source.

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Band 4

Carey Olsen

From the Chambers Global guide

Clinton Hempel is managing partner of the BVI office of Carey Olsen. His extensive experience covers acting for high net worth individuals and leading investment banks on a wide variety of BVI law matters. He splits his time between Cape Town and the BVI.

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Band 4

Appleby

From the Chambers Global guide

The "commercially minded" Andrew Jowett is noted by one source as having a "very pragmatic, business-driven and solution-oriented approach." His practice has a strong focus on representing clients in the mining and energy sectors.

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Band 4

O'Neal Webster

From the Chambers Global guide

Vanessa King is a well-respected lawyer with expertise in trusts and intellectual property, in addition to corporate and finance. She is described as "very bright, personable and knowledgeable." Sources also remark on her extensive experience in domestic BVI transactions. She became the firm's managing partner in early 2018.

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Band 4

Audrey M Robertson

Conyers Dill & Pearman

From the Chambers Global guide

Audrey Robertson has a wide-ranging corporate and commercial practice, with particular expertise in asset finance. "She is very practical, very responsive and has strong technical knowledge," commented an interviewee.

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Band 4

Forbes Hare

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of corporate José Santos is experienced in a variety of matters, including joint ventures, fund formation and IPOs. One source noted: "He is technically knowledgeable and knows BVI law inside out." Santos also heads the firm's Latin America group.

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Up and Coming

Walkers

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior counsel Nick Egan has experience in an array of corporate and finance transactions and is a respected figure in the market. Sources describe him as "a very good and solid lawyer" who is a "pleasure to deal with."

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Up and Coming

Walkers

From the Chambers Global guide

Patrick Ormond joined the team from Carey Olsen at the end of 2017. He is a well-respected lawyer with experience handling a broad range of corporate transactions. He continues to make a big impression on sources, one of whom said: "He is very responsive to my queries and I have the utmost confidence in his advice." Another noted: "He is a commercially minded man."

^ See whole ranking table